Take the hassle out of the holidays and dine out this Thanksgiving. From the Bywater to the Central Business District, the Crescent City is swarming with restaurants open on Thanksgiving so you can spend less time coordinating and more time celebrating.

Paul Broussard, NOTMC

The French Quarter

Seafood, sweets and signature cocktails - Thanksgiving in the French Quarter is just as savory and unique as it sounds. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving spread or authentic New Orleanian cuisine, check out this list French Quarter eateries open on Thanksgiving Day.

Arnaud’s Restaurant
The Court of Two Sisters 
Bourbon House
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Doris Metropolitan New Orleans
Hard Rock Cafe
Mr. B’s Bistro
Oceana Grill
Rib Room

Central Business District/ Downtown 

Known for its bustling bistros and bars, the Central Business District is no stranger to fine dining - even on Thanksgiving. Freshly-baked sweets, Latin cuisine and New Orleans classics can all be found and indulged upon this Thanksgiving in the CBD.

The Grill Room
Josephine Estelle
Luke Restaurant
Monkey Board
Palace Cafe
Restaurant August

Sheila Tahvildari, QED Hospitality

Uptown/Garden District

Uptown New Orleans is home to stunning architecture, endless shopping and an extensive list of the city's best eateries - making it the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving Day. Shake things up this holiday season with a visit to one of the Garden District's restaurants open this Thanksgiving.

Jack Rose
Lula Restaurant
The Chloe

Other Notable NOLA Neighborhoods

Throughout the city, you can find other restaurants with their doors wide open and ready for Thanksgiving festivities. From Mid-City to the Marigny, here are a few more spots to consider this November.

Ralph’s on the Park
Compere Lapin